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Cobra King

May 22 2016 at 5:09 PM
James Goodall  (Login Goody611)
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22 MAY 16 / 1533 hrs
The WW II Cobra King M-4A2 Sherman tank painting on the LST-325 tank deck. Cobra King was the name of the most famous tank of WW II. Battle of the Bulge 26 Dec. 1944 Cobra King was the first of General George S. Patton 4th Armor Division tank into Bastogne to relive the 101st Airborne Division. After WW II Cobra King set at the gate of a U.S. Army base at Vilseck Germany. I set their rusting till 2008 when the serial number was sent to Patton museum fort Knox to be ID. It was found to be the famous WW II Cobra King and was shipped to Patton museum Fort Knox for restoration. As a Patton museum volunteer doing a great many restoration project for the museum. Cobra King was the last tank restoration project I help with, it took two years to get it done. Cobra King got to WW II Normandy beach by a LST, we will never know if it was aboard the LST-325. But to day we have a full size painting of Cobra King on the LST-325 tank deck. It will help tell the story of the WW II greatest generation and the LST-325 WW II mission. Take care. SARGE

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